This is a lightly-used post, which I bought last fall and have 60 hours on. I have occasionally cleaned the wiper out and put a little dynamic seal grease in there.

No remote. I do have the little nubbin that goes on the end of the cable (that's what's taped to the shaft).

I've had zero issues with it, I just went with a longer post because I can fit it, and more is better, right?